CHAMPS – Iowa Elementary school-wide classroom/behavior management approach

CHAMPS is a research-based approach/framework that help teachers create the presence of respectful, responsible, motivated, and highly engaged classroom.  It focuses on preventing misbehaviors and reducing barriers to learning.  It discourages belittling kids and punitive consequences.  It encourages consequences that are brief, calm, consistent, prediscussed, immediate, and reasonably private.

An acronym CHAMP(S) is used to teach kids what exactly you want from them and how you want your kids working: 

C – Conversation: Can students talk to each other?

H – Help: How do students ask you questions or ask for your help?

A – Activity: What is the end product of the task or activity?

M – Movement: Can students move about?

P – Participation: What does the expected student behavior look and sound like?  How do students show they are fully participating?

(S – Success: If students follow the CHAMPS expectations, they will be successful)



Based on the teacher evaluation of counseling program last year, I would like to implement something new this year to see how it works to create a safe and respectful climate within the school.  I would like to have something called “CHAMPS Camp” for those students who are going to spend time in the office during their lunch more than 1 day as a result of their negative choices.  Instead of spending time in the office, I will invite those students to my room to review CHAMPS expectations and address other appropriate topics.  I’m hoping that this will provide more positive support for students and staff at Iowa.

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